1. The Fiske Family
2. The Bennetts
3. The Dicksons
4. The Abbey
5. Landmarks and Personalities
6. The Great Road
7. The South Side
8. Merriams and Fields
9. Sold to Riley
10. Early Automobiles
11. The Dump
 
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THE GREAT ROAD

 

the knoll and built a house there.
   Just west of Fiske Street was Cyrus Clark's barn which he  rented from the Fiskes. A long shed attached to it served as a catchall for miscellaneous items belonging to miscellaneous members of the Fiske family. Once when I was there I saw an    old Stanley Steamer — one of those illustrated on page 34, and which would be a museum piece by today's standards. On investigation I discovered that it belonged to Uncle Gus and the next time I saw him — perhaps a month or two later — I asked     if he would sell it to me. He said he would — for five dollars —  but before taking my money he wanted me to make sure that it   was still there. A lot of things in the shed were being thrown out,   he said, because the barn was going to be moved. Unfortunately the Stanley was among the items considered worthless and the  junk man got there first !
   One day my father happened to be driving past Cyrus's gate- way when the hired man, William, with no warning whatever  turned his hay cart into the yard. It all happened so suddenly      that a collision was unavoidable. The force of the impact threw William to the ground and there he lay, groaning and writhing.
   My father went up to him. "William," he said, "I'm sorry I         ran into you. Are you badly hurt?"
   William looked up. "Oh — it's you Mr. Dickson !" he ex-claimed, springing to his feet completely recovered.

 

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